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TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINE INSTALLERS AND REPAIRERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks.
  • Pull cable through ducts by hand or with winches.
  • Travel to customers' premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
  • Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions.
  • Splice cables, using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment.
  • Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment.
  • Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it..
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Long-term on-the-job training (more than 12 months)
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $66,053.00 $31.75 $17.63 $21.15 - $43.15
Bridgeport/Stamford $65,536.00 $31.51 $15.15 $20.59 - $43.54
Hartford $64,401.00 $30.96 $17.59 $20.00 - $43.45
New Haven $57,377.00 $27.59 $18.91 $20.06 - $33.52
      
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